Very good article from the News concerning Wacey Hamilton's Future.
Wacey Hamilton is back, but he might only be here for a visit.
The Medicine Hat Tigers captain attended training camp with the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche. Following the Avs intrasquad game on Monday, he was released from the club and assigned to attend the training camp of the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, which is slated to begin this coming Tuesday.
Hamilton has also been offered a one-year contract with the Monsters. When he left for Avs camp, Hamilton was hoping to earn an NHL contract, but the AHL offer with the farm club is enticing.
Read the Full Article Here
If he goes to the AHL he could make $50-$60k and probably see 3rd/4th line ice time with the Lake Eerie monsters playing 10-15 minutes a game. He wasn't offered a 3 year entry level deal and was a first cut. They like him enough to put him in their system but it makes me think that the AV's aren't sure if he can make their roster in the future, and would use that one year contract to evaluate his future potential.
In my mind theirs no question he has at least AHL potential. I think their would be a pretty high chance that if he came back to the Tigers and had a solid year their would be a few teams looking to offer at least the same type of ahl deal if not a 3 year entry level deal if Wacey and the Tigers were to make an extended run.
Jace Coyle's Situation
"Coyle’s status is a question mark, but Clouston said there had been “some indication” that Coyle might be coming back."
---Same MH News article
I'm guessing thats why they traded Tanner Sohn, after the "indication" came their way.
The kings had 2 games yesterday (split squad) Linden Vey didn't dress in either game.
I'm guessing that the kings will make cuts friday and Vey will be back in the Hat saturday.
Tyler Pitlick played in last nights Oilers exhibition game against the lightning. According to www.nhl.com Pitlick had 6:49 of icetime and was a -1